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Denise Tieman

joined in Dec 1, 2017

Professor at University of Florida, Horticultural Sciences Dept., Gainesville FL 32611.

Tieman has 2 breaks published.

Bringing the flavor back to modern tomatoes

While many people remember the wonderful flavor of a garden-grown heirloom tomato, this flavor is not found in modern commercial tomatoes. Modern tomato breeding has focused on disease resistance, yield, shelf-life and firmness for shipping. While these traits are essential for large scale year-round production... click to read more

  • Denise Tieman | Professor at University of Florida, Horticultural Sciences Dept., Gainesville FL 32611
Views 3472
Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 1, 2017
A future of tasty tomatoes

Modern tomatoes have weaker flavor than older heirloom varieties, and consumers often complain about their "tastelessness". But, how did these tasteless tomatoes arise? - one cause is breeding. Tomatoes have been continuously bred to improve their agricultural features. While these features mostly include firmness for... click to read more

  • Denise Tieman | Professor at University of Florida, Horticultural Sciences Dept., Gainesville FL 32611
Views 1731
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 14, 2020